Happy Wednesday!!! Today’s post is sponsored by Legacybox and I’ve got a 40% off deal for you at the end of the post! We kind of like pictures over here! I currently have 35k on my phone as we speak:) I have been super excited to send my siblings digital copies of our family pictures and memories. My mom only had one copy of most of these pictures and videos.
On the car ride down to St. George last Friday Brooke and Knox were not interested in watching the iPad or playing with toys. They wanted stories from us. They even wanted some of the stories we told them, repeated over and over again. It’s not like we first started dating a crazy long time ago, but it sure was sweet to think about all of those different memories and of course Andrew’s perspective on them too. Parts of a few of the stories that we told the kiddos on the way to the race:
*We told them about our first date together. Andrew’s version included how he lost his wallet (he was pretty embarrassed about that), how he got a car wash even though it was raining before he picked me up and how he loved that I ate a good amount of food and ordered my own dessert. I had my sister do my hair and makeup for our first date. I changed my outfit about 10 times before he came to pick me up. I think I talked a million words per minute and felt SO SO relieved when on our drive home he brought up that we should go trail running together sometime. Oh and then when he sent a text after he dropped me off… yeah, I was pretty happy about that.
*The first time I met Knox was when I dropped off cookies to Andrew and cute little Knox peaked around the corner at me:) The first time Brooke met Andrew was when I conned Andrew into coming over to help me lift a huge box up the stairs for me…. I could have lifted it up the stairs but it sure was a good excuse for him to come over:) Brooke was playing with her friend during this whole thing but she saw him. She came over and said hi and then ran back to her friend.
*The proposal story, the kids wanted to hear this one over and over again. After Andrew said that he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him, Knox yelled, “AND THEN WHAT DID YOU SAY JANAE.” Hahaha I said yes:)
*The first time the kids met each other—> we went to chick-fil-a and then back to my apartment. They played for hours in Brooke’s room.
*The time that Andrew and I ran the Utah Valley Half Marathon together (HE PR’D) and he even made a stop in the porta potty at mile 6. The porta potty was not on completely flat ground so when he went in a little too fast (he knew he was on track for a fast race and didn’t want to waste time) he thought it was for sure going to tip over while he was in there. Can you even imagine if that happened?!? PS someone let us know we were in the UVM race movie… this was from the finish line:
All of the memories are why I love pictures so much and have an insane amount of them on my phone/computer. I love all of the sweet memories that pictures and videos bring. I love how you can come across a picture and all of the sudden you have the whole story of what happened playing in your head. I swear I don’t have the best memory myself and I forget things a little too fast but the second I see a picture then I instantly remember that time of life. This can be a very good thing with this blog and a bad thing ha! Some of those years in there were nuts. It’s been six years of blogging and while I have all of those memories (aka every second of Brooke’s life;) as digital copies, I sure have a TON of pictures that are not digital copies from pre-blogging days. I want to keep and preserve those pictures forever so I can keep seeing them over and over again and share them with our kids.
Going through all of my mom’s photo albums and seeing pictures that I haven’t seen forever was so much fun. I sure look up to these siblings of mine and I don’t see them nearly enough (besides my sister).
Legacybox makes it possible for you to preserve any format of outdated memories, everything from VHS tapes to Super 8 film, digitally so you can relive these memories over and over again. I was super excited to make it so everyone in my family could have an awesome digital copy of the pictures that we have just one copy of at my parent’s house.
Legacybox sends you a kit that you fill with your old pictures/VHS tapes/slides/any format you want and then you send it (it is pre-paid) back to them! The kit that Legacybox sends to you includes a guide, round-trip shipping, crush proof box and personal concierge so you can talk to an expert any time. After you send it in you’ll receive your originals back along with the DVDs and digital files!
PS you can see the barcodes in the above picture, those along with online order tracking ensures your memories will stay safe throughout the whole process. Legacybox sends you emails along the way to keep you updated with the whole process too. Your memories are safe with them!
Some of the pictures I sent in to Legacybox of my life!!!
**My sister and I with curly hair (it took a whole lot of gel and hairspray to get my hair to do that), the good ol’ cheerleading days, 10th grade, my sister died my hair blonde, student government pictures from my senior year, cousins and my mom holding Brookie when she was just a few days old. I was so beyond happy that my mom flew in to be there when Brooke was born.
PS I am pretty sure my hair style has not changed (well, I dyed my hair different colors) in the last 18 years of my life. Change is hard for me, ha.
My mom had some pretty incredible VHS tapes that she couldn’t wait to get on DVDs so she could share them with the whole family and put them online for them. Brooke clearly was too. Or maybe she was just excited to be with grandma.
These two tapes have some amazing memories on them!!!
Just a few weeks later Legacybox sent the DVDs and digital files (along with the original copies) right on over to me!
Our first stop with the DVDs was to Mer’s house!!! The kid’s LOVED watching all of the clips of their grandma as a little girl:) My grandpa took his big ol’ video camera all over the place to capture movies of everyone and we are sure glad he did! MY grandma just has a DVD player in her front room now so it has been a very long time since she last watched these movies.
My Mer. I was so excited to share these memories with her.
This picture is of my amazing grandpa, he passed away 14 years ago. My grandma and grandpa’s love for each other was the absolute sweetest. My grandpa was an amazing teacher, fantastic coach, wonderful and caring counselor, effective vice principal but most of all a world class family man. He loved his family! Everyone loved him too!
We sure miss him.
After my grandma’s house we took the digital files over to my sister’s house to go through with her kids. My niece looked like a little doll when she was a baby. THAT HAIR!!
AND CURLY!!! I started blogging about her not too much later than when this picture below was taken. They were pretty excited to go through all of these old memories and pictures from before they could even remember. We then sent out digital copies of the pictures to my brothers to enjoy! They are full of pictures they probably haven’t seen forever.
Excited for all of the memories and millions of pictures I’ll keep taking along the way up ahead in our future!!
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Do you take a lot of pictures each day? What/who are most of your pictures of? How many pics are saved on your phone right now? Tell me about any of your grandparents!!! Any funny race day memories? Anyone with a mixed family reading? How did it go when the kids met for the first time etc?